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Multislice HELICAL CT SCANNER

Product Data
No. MPDCT0237EAE

APPLICATION
The AsteionTM is a multislice Helical CT scanner that supports whole-body scanning.
The system generates 5.3 slices per second using a
Selectable Slice-thickness Multi-row Detector (SSMD).
Since it can also perform high speed reconstruction at a
maximum 4 images per second, every examination can be
processed at ultra-high speed. In combination with the
Continuous Imaging technology, it is possible to quickly
perform more accurate scanning and examinations.

FEATURES
High-speed scanning
Four slices can be acquired simultaneously in a single
rotation. In the case of a run-off study from the shoulder
to the pelvis of an adult patient, 720 mm can be scanned
within 16.5 s with 5-mm data acquisition.
Long scanning range
The long scanning range of 1,800 mm and the high
scanning speed together facilitate whole-body trauma
examinations without repositioning of the patient.
Guided mode
When this function is selected, the operating procedures
are displayed on the monitor screen of the scan console.
Examinations can be performed by following the onscreen step-by-step instructions. This enables inexperienced technologists to handle emergency cases.
Excellent image quality
The system achieves a low-contrast detectability of 2 mm
at 0.3% and a high-contrast resolution of 0.35 mm in the
x, y, and z directions.
Routine multislice helical CT examinations can be performed using slices as thin as 0.5 mm, enabling highprecision 3D and MPR images to be generated from the
fine isotropic voxel data.
Exposure dose reduction
The detector system has an excellent S/N ratio, which
permits examinations with a reduced exposure dose. In
helical scanning, the Real-EC function, which makes the
amount of noise uniform for each slice, can be selected
in an eXam Plan, making the minimization of unnecessary patient exposure easy.

Tilt helical scanning


TCOT cone-beam reconstruction, which uses the
Feldkamp method to precisely compensate for the angulation of the beam, enables helical scanning with the
gantry tilted in the range from 30 forward to 30 backward. Angled helical acquisition is useful for many applications, including obtaining the correct scan plan for
routine brain scans. This ability makes it easy to avoid
X-ray exposure to the patient's orbit.
High patient throughput
The high cooling rate of the 4-MHU tube, which reduces
the cooling time required between scans; the high scanning speed, which reduces the exposure time; and the
high reconstruction speed, which reduces the patient
scan cycle time, all increase the patient throughput significantly.
The multi-tasking capabilities of the system enable
patient registration and protocol setting with reconstruction in the background and thus increase flexibility.
In addition, the system's ability to generate images of
various slice thicknesses from a single data set permits
acquisition for routine examinations, biopsy procedures,
and 3D image generation to be performed in a single
scan.
For example, it is possible to reconstruct 5-mm images
for routine examinations, 1-mm images for detailed
examinations, and 0.5-mm slice images for 3D image
generation from a single data set acquired by helical
scanning with 0.5-mm slices.

Improvements in image analysis functions


During the use of multislice systems, there may be situations where a large number of images must be generated for detailed examinations. To provide support in such
situations, this system includes a function for automatically generating multiplanar reconstruction (MPR) images
after completion of scanning by presetting the MPR generation conditions in the eXam Plan. A high-speed image
feeding function and an auto-filming function that permits
the window level to be adjusted are also provided. These
functions are useful for image analysis.

SURE

FluoroTM (option)
Conventional CT fluoroscopy shows only a single slice,
but SUREFluoro (Multislice CT fluoroscopy) permits the display of 3 images obtained by real-time reconstruction of
the data from the selectable slice-thickness multirow
detector (SSMD). SUREFluoro significantly improves operability in biopsy and interventional procedures.

COMPOSITION

PERFORMANCE SPECIFICATIONS
User support
Guided mode:

Scan parameters
Scan regions:
Whole body, including head
Scan system:
360 continuous rotate/rotate
Scan plan programming: More than 360 different sequences
can be pre-programmed.
Scan time
CT scan:
0.48 s (Partial), 0.75, 1, 1.5 (2,
and 3) s (360)
SCAN & SCAN mode: Min. 1.8 s (rapid sequence,
couch-top movement 10 mm)
Note: The scan cycle time refers to the time between one scan
initiation and the next.

Scan field
CT scan:

< 4-slice system >


Standard composition (Model: TSX-021B/4)
Gantry ................................................................................1
Patient couch......................................................................1
Console ........................................................................1 set
Accessories
Inter-unit cables
Manuals
Set of phantoms
Acquisition support
Footswitch for the patient couch
Note: The console desk is not included in the standard configuration.

Optional items
Cerebral blood-flow analysis system
(CBP-study) (CSCP-002A)
System transformer (CETF004B)
Quantitative bone mineral study system (CBM-14A)*
Display system for dental application (CDP-07A)*
FlyThrough software (CFT-03A)*
SUREFluoro (TSXF-003E)
LCD monitor for SUREFluoro (15-inch type) (CMM-003E)
DICOM storage SCP (COT-30D)
DICOM MWM (COT-32D)
DICOM MPPS (COT-33D)
DICOM Q/R SCP (COT-34D)
DICOM Q/R SCU (COT-35D)
DICOM media (CRDM-001A)
Color printer interface (CCP-03A)
Pediatric scanning system (CHKS-002A)
ECG-gated scanning system (CHEG-004D)
Raw data storage capacity expansion kit (EISC-007A)
Image data storage capacity expansion kit (EISC-008A)
* Not available in the U.S.A.

The scan operating procedures


are displayed on the monitor of
the scan console.

180 mm (SS)
240 mm (S)
320 mm (M)
390 mm (L)
480 mm (LL)

Scanoscopy:
Axial direction

Longitudinal direction

Up to 390 mm

Adjustable from
200 mm to 1,750 mm (1,450 mm*)

*: For the short patient couch version.


Note: The actual range that can be viewed is less than the
couch-top movement range in scanoscopy.

Slice thickness:
0.5, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, and 10 mm
These slice thickness are implemented by stacking the
data acquired in one of the following acquisition modes.
Acquisition:
0.5 mm 4 rows
1 mm 4 rows
2 mm 4 rows
3 mm 4 rows
4 mm 4 rows
5 mm 4 rows
Gantry tilt angle:
From forward 30 to backward
30 (in 0.5 increments)
Remote control from the console
is possible.
Tube position for
scanoscopy:
0, 90, 180, and 270
Gantry aperture:
720 mm in diameter

Patient couch
Vertical movement
System:
Speed of vertical
movement:

Hydraulically driven
UP:

16 to 24 mm/s (50 Hz)


19 to 28 mm/s (60 Hz)
Down: 20 to 30 mm/s

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Stroke:
Minimum couch-top
height:
Maximum couch-top
height:
Couch-top movement
system:
Speed of movement:

Approx. 540 mm
Approx. 310 mm
Approx. 850 mm

Motor-driven or manual
130 mm/s (fast)
10 mm/s (slow)
Stroke:
2,190 mm (for the long patient
couch version)
1,890 mm (for the short patient
couch version)
Scannable range:
1,800 mm (for the long patient
(with headrest)
couch version)
1,500 mm (for the short patient
couch version)
Step feed pitch:
0.5 to 600 mm in 0.5-mm
increments
Reproducibility:
0.25 mm
Repeatable to within
0.25 mm after 600-mm movement
Couch-top width:
470 mm
Remote control from the console is possible.
Note: This function allows the user to check the image on the
console and adjust to the couch-top without leaving the
console. Adjustment is possible in 10-mm increments at
the console.

Load limit
Max. allowable load:
Footswitch:

Scan field in the longitudinal direction:

205 kg (450 lb)


Either the vertical movement or
Auto set/Auto home function can
be selected.

Gantry tilt:

Couch-top speed:

Helical pitch:
(MUSCOT):

Note: The CT pitch factor is defined by IEC 60601-2-44 Amd.1:


2002.

Real-EC:

Voice instructions to the patient can be recorded electronically by the operator and automatically played back during
scan sequences as part of the eXam Plan.
Number
of messages:
Max. 32 messages
Number
of seconds:
Max. 128 s for a total of 32 messages
Delay time setting:
The delay time between the end
of the message and the start of
scanning can be set up to 10 s
in increments of 1 s.

Helical scan

Image slice thickness:

X-ray tube rotation


speed:
Continuous
scan time:
Scan start time delay:

0.75, 1, 1.5 s/360


Max. 100 s
Min. 1 s
Setting is possible in increments
of 0.1 s.

Setting is possible in the range


from 2.5 to 8.0 in increments of
0.5, excluding 4.0.
(Pitch factor: 0.625 to 2.0)

Helical pitch = Couch-top movement


(mm/rot.)/nominal scanning
slice thickness (mm)
CT pitch factor = Helical pitch/number of slices
scanned in a single rotation

Image reconstruction
time:
Real-time Helical
reconstruction time:
SUREStartTM:
Continuous
scan time:
Region of interest
(ROI):
CT number
measurement interval:
Scan start delay time:
Display function:
Specification of
reconstruction position:

Voice-recorded instruction and scan system


(VoiceLink)

Max. 1,750 mm/scan (for the


long patient couch version)
Max. 1,450 mm/scan (for the
short patient couch version)
Up to 10 scan plans are programmable in one eXam Plan.
(Multiple and/or Multi-directional
Helical)
Helical scan is possible in the
range from 30 forward to 30
backward (only for 4-slice
acquisition).
The couch-top speed can be
specified in the range from
0.83 mm/s to 53.3 mm/s.

Function for continuously varying the X-ray tube current to


ensure the optimal X-ray dose
during helical scanning.
Up to 4 images/s
12 images/s (0.083 s/image)

Max. 100 s
Max. 3 ROIs
0.125 s (8 measurements/s)
Min. 3 s
Mean CT number, elapsed time
Can be set with a minimum of
0.1-mm increments.
Can be set to a value of up to 5
times that of the scan slice
thickness. However, the maximum image slice thickness is 10
mm. (MUSCOT reconstruction)

Reconstruction method:
MUSCOT Reconstruction (MUltiSlice COne-beam
Technology)
TCOT reconstruction (True COne-beam Technology)

The relationships between the slice thickness and the


imaging area scanned in 7.5 s (0.75 s, 10 rotations) in
the longitudinal direction are shown for helical pitches
3.0, 4.5, and 6.0.
Image slice Setting slice
thickness thickness

3.0

Helical pitch (Note)


4.5
6.0

0.5 mm

0.5 mm

15.0 mm

22.5 mm 30.0 mm

1 mm

1 mm

30.0 mm

45.0 mm 60.0 mm

2 mm

2 mm

60.0 mm

90.0 mm 120.0 mm

5 mm

5 mm

Dynamic scan

Number of
programmable scans:

Scan plan
Scan interval:

0.75, 1, 1.5 s/360


Max. 1 hour
This refers to the maximum time
within which a series of scans
are performed following a predetermined eXam Plan.
Max. 10
Maximum time of one continuous scan is 100 s.
Min. interval: 1 s (if an interval is
set).
(Note that "None" (no interval)
can be selected.)
Setting is possible in increments
of 0.1 s in a scan interval more
than 1 s.

Note: When a scanning mode with patient couch movement is


used, the minimum scan interval is increased by the time
required for movement.

Scan start delay time:

Scan rate:
Image reconstruction
Number of images:
Image interval:

X-ray exposure:
X-ray tube voltage:
X-ray tube current:

Continuous
80, 120, and 135 kV
10 mA to 300 mA (260 mA for
135 kV) (in increments of 10 mA)
X-ray tube heat capacity:4.0 MHU
X-ray tube cooling rate: Max. 864 kHU/min
Focal spot size
IEC 60336: 1993
nominal :
0.9 mm 0.7 mm (small)
1.4 mm 1.4 mm (large)

150.0 mm 225.0 mm 300.0 mm

Note: The couch-top traveling distance per rotation is shown in


proportion to the slice thickness.

Scan time:
Programmable time:

X-ray generation

Min. 0.5 s
Setting is possible in increments
of 0.1 s.
Max. 133 scans/100 s
(0.75 s scan, 133 rotations)
Max. 4 images/scan
Reconstruction is possible in
increments of 0.1s.
Min. 0.5 s

Reconstruction time:
Real-time reconstruction
time:
12 images/s (0.083 s/image)

X-ray detection
Detection system:
Main detector:
Data acquisition:
Reference detector:
View rate:

Solid-state detectors
788 channels 22 elements
788 channels 4 rows
1 set
Max.1,200 views/s

Data processing
Reconstruction matrix: 512 512 pixels
Picture element (pixel) size
CT image:
Scan field

Unit: mm

LL

*to

*to

*to

*to

*to

0.35

Pixel size

SS

0.47

0.63

0.76

0.94

Scanogram:

Unit: mm

Enlargement
ratio

Standard

Pixel size

1.00 (L)

0.71

0.50

(area)

0.50 (S)

*: Depending on the Vari-Area or Zoom factor


Reconstruction filter functions
Functions for the abdomen with BHC
Functions for the abdomen without BHC
Functions for the brain with BHC
Functions for the brain without BHC
Functions for the inner ear and bone
Functions for the lung
Functions for high-resolution test mode
Functions for auditory ossicles and the spine/with highresolution processing
Functions for maintenance
Image reconstruction time
Image reconstruction
time:
Up to 4 images/s
Scanoscopy:
Real-time
Real-time
reconstruction:
12 images/s (1 slice)
24 images/s (3 slices)
Note: Real-time reconstruction of 3 slices is only for CT fluoroscopy (option). For helical scan, dynamic scan, and
SURE
Start, real-time reconstruction is for 1 slice.

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Data processor (scan console)
Central processing
unit:
32-bit microprocessor 2
Memory size:
3 Gbytes
Magnetic disk unit:
Raw data, 36 Gbytes
Image data, 18 Gbytes

Image retrieval
Method:
Mode:
Autoview function:

Data storage

Inset scanogram display


Selective related information display
Cine display
Image display speed: Variable

Magnetic disk
Raw data:
Image data:
Magneto-optical disk
Total storage
capacity:

Image data:

Raw data:

4,000 rotations or more


(for 0.75-s scan)
16,000 images or more

Image processing
4,800 MB
(8 density, double-sided)
2,600 Mbytes
(quadruple-density,
double-sided)
650-Mbyte single-density MODs
are also supported.
(X-series images can also be
read.)
Maximum 16,000 images
(for an 8 density double-sided
disk; the exact number varies
depending on the compression
ratio)
Maximum 600 rotations
(corresponds to 2,400 slices for
0.75-s scanning)
(for an 8 density double-sided
disk; the exact number varies
depending on the compression
ratio)

Image display
Display monitor:

Monitor matrix:
Image matrix:
CT number
Display range:

19-inch color LCD


Size of display area comparable
to that of a 21-inch CRT monitor.
1,280 1,024
1,024 1,024 (max.)
From 1,536 to +8,191

Note: The CT number measurement range is from -32,768 to


+32,767.

Window width/level:
Preset window:

Multi-frame display:

On-screen menus and keyboard


Image, series, and patient
Software control, function key
control
Reduction/cut-off display, ROI
processing

Continuously variable
(adjustable at variable speed)
Three types of window settings
can be preset for each image.

Window types:
Linear and non-linear (3 types, including double windows)
User-programable non-linear (6 types)

Scanogram processing
Slice position display (display of planned slice,
preset slice, and last scanned slice)
Anatomical scale (display of relative position, taking
any point selected as standard as 0)
Slice position setting
Enlargement
(2, 4 for L size)
CT image processing
ROI setting and processing
ROI shape:
Point, rectangular, polygonal,
elliptical, irregular
ROI processing:
Mean value, standard deviation,
area, number of pixels
ROI display:
3 ROIs can be displayed on an
image.
ROI control:
Size, position, rotation
Measurement of distance and angle between two
points
Profile (oblique profile also available)
Histogram
CT number display
Mark display (grid display, scale display)
Volume calculation
Enlargement (arbitrary size)
Addition/subtraction between images
Band display (non-linear windowing)
Comment and arrow insertion
Top/bottom, right/left, black/white reversal of image
Image filtering
Screen save
High-speed axial interpolation
MultiView (Auto MPR)
Quantum denoising software (QDS)
Raw data processing
Multi-zooming (processing of raw data for 4 ROIs and
multiple images)
Stack reconstruction
Protect/Unprotect
Play/Reverse reconstruction
Reconstruction queue priority change

System management
Warm-up
Calibration data acquisition
Scanogram/CT image switching
eXam Plan editing
Examination record
Display of exposure
dose:
CTDIvol (or CTDIw) /DLP/
Geometric eff.

3D color image processing


High quality 3D images can be obtained very quickly with
easy operation.
3D surface rendering
Clipping, texture or non-texture
3D volume rendering
Maximum intensity projection (Max-IP)
Minimum intensity projection (Min-IP)
X-ray volume rendering
Intensity volume rendering
Shaded volume rendering (an arbitrary opacity curve
can be set)
Display/processing function
Zooming, panning, measurement (distance, angle),
annotation, cutting, drilling
Cine display
Segmentation
Partial extraction can be performed
MPR
3 orthogonal planes/oblique image
Curved MPR

Image transfer
100BASE-TX, 10BASE-T
Toshiba protocol
DICOM storage SCU
TIFF conversion

Filming
Ethernet:

Toshiba protocol
DICOM PRINT
Sheet editing function using virtual film
T-mode:
Related information items such
as the patient name are displayed in the footer area using a
larger font.
Note: To use T-mode, the laser imager must support
2048 pixels x 2404 pixels for a 1 x 1 frame.

Auto filming in eXam Plans

IMAGE QUALITY
Noise
Standard deviation:
Scan parameters
Tube voltage:
Tube current:
Scan time:
Reconstruction
function:
Slice thickness:
Scan field:
Phantom:
Spatial resolution:

Scan parameters
Tube voltage:
Tube current:
Scan time:
Slice thickness:
Scan field:
Reconstruction
function:
Phantom:
High-contrast resolution
X-Y plane
High-resolution
mode (FC90):
Standard mode
(FC30):
Scan parameters
Tube voltage:
Tube current:
Scan time:
Slice thickness:
Scan field:
Phantom:
Z-direction
Standard mode
(FC10):
Scan parameters
Tube voltage:
Tube current:
Scan time:
Slice thickness:
Helical pitch:
Phantom:

0.5% or less
120 kV
260 mA
1.5 s
FC70
10 mm
S
24 cm water
8.0 lp/cm at MTF 50%
14.5 lp/cm at MTF 2%
18 lp/cm at cut off
(reference)
120 kV
200 mA
1s
2 mm
S
FC90
16 cm Catphan

0.35 0.05 mm
0.55 0.05 mm
120 kV
200 mA
0.75 s
2 mm
S (30 mm: zooming used)
Toshiba high-contrast measuring
phantom (acrylic/air ratio)

0.35 0.05 mm
120 kV
50 mA
0.75 s
0.5 mm 4
2.5
Toshiba ladder phantom

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Low contrast
detectability:
Scan parameters
Tube voltage:
Tube current:
Scan time:
Reconstruction
function:
Slice thickness:
Scan field:
Surface dose:
Phantom:

X-ray generator
2 mm
at 0.3%

4 mm
at 0.3 %

120 kV
250 mA
1s

120 kV
200 mA
0.75 s

FC41
10 mm
S
31.1 mGy
20 cm
Catphan

FC41
10 mm
S
18.9 mGy
20 cm
Catphan

CTDIvol (Volume CTDIw, Unit: mGy/100 mAs)


Head mode
21.9 mGy
Body mode
10.7 mGy
Scan parameters
Tube voltage:
120 kV
Tube current:
100 mA
Scan time:
1s
Slice thickness:
5 mm x 4

SYSTEM COMPONENTS AND THEIR


FUNCTIONS
Gantry
The scanner is composed of the gantry and the patient
couch. The scanner uses a fan-shaped continuous X-ray
beam to scan the region to be examined. Transmitted Xrays are detected and converted into electrical signals by
the SSMD.
The gantry includes the main body and its support mechanism. The X-ray tube and the SSMD are mounted facing
each other on either side of the gantry aperture, and the Xray tube and detectors rotate continuously around the
aperture of the gantry. A slipring is employed to transmit
power between the gantry and the rotating X-ray high-voltage generator assembly.
The gantry can be tilted forward and backward in order to
perform tilt scanning. Three-dimensional alignment lights
are provided for setting slice positions. Gantry and patient
couch operating controls are provided on both sides of the
front of the gantry housing. The patient guide display indicates the scan status to the operator and the patient. The
X-ray high-voltage generator is built into the gantry, and
the system employs a high-frequency inverter for generating and stabilizing the high voltage supplied to the X-ray
tube. The generator includes electronic circuits for controlling the speed of the rotating anode in the X-ray tube. Use
of a high-frequency inverter system results in high power
output combined with excellent stability. In addition, the
system is compact and light weight.

This unit supplies stable high voltage to the X-ray tube unit.
The high-frequency inverter method is employed, resulting
in a light and compact design. This unit is incorporated in
the gantry.
Max. power:
42 kW

X-ray tube
This is a large-capacity, high-cooling-rate X-ray tube that is
able to withstand continuous operation as in helical scanning.
Heat capacity:
4 MHU
Cooling rate:
Max. 864 kHU/min

Patient couch
The patient couch is positioned in front of the gantry and
supports the patient. The entire unit moves vertically and
the top moves longitudinally. In an emergency, the couchtop can be pulled out manually with very little effort. The
couch-top can also be lowered to a minimum height of 310
mm (at the center of the couch top) from the floor, facilitating transfer of the patient from a low bed or stretcher.
The footswitches provided on both sides of the patient
couch can be used to control couch vertical movement
without using hands.

Console
The console is provided with a hybrid keyboard, monitor,
and mouse.
Functions of the console
Selection of scan parameters
Scanoscope control
Scan control
Remote control of couch-top movement
Remote control of gantry tilt
Window level and window width adjustment
Other mouse-operated image processing functions

Magneto-optical disk unit


The magneto-optical disk unit permits repeated recording
and retrieval of data, like a floppy disk drive. It is a compact, externally mounted, large-capacity digital storage
device that can be used to store a large amount of data.
Automatic image archiving to the magneto-optical disk unit
can be set in eXam Plans.

OPERATING FEATURES
Patient handling and positioning
The couch-top can be lowered to 310 mm (at the center
of the couch-top) from the floor, making it easier to transfer the patient to and from a bed or stretcher.
Alignment lights are provided in the gantry aperture for
fast and accurate patient positioning.
High-precision couch-top positioning in increments of 0.5
mm is possible from the integrated console or by manual
operation from the control panel and clear digital readouts are provided on the gantry.
The couch-top can be pulled out manually in an emergency.

Scanning
When Guided mode is selected, the operating procedures are displayed on the monitor screen of the scan
console. Examinations can be performed by following
the instructions.
Toshiba's Scanoscope function provides a projection
image of the patient for high-precision advance planning
of the slice positions.
The longitudinal length of the scanning field for the
scanogram can be adjusted up to 1,750 mm (1,450 mm
for the short patient couch version). Because the image
is reconstructed in real time, the scan can be aborted at
any time. This minimizes the patient exposure dose.
The auto index function allows automatic incremental
couch-top movement based on the slice positions determined through the scanogram.
The eXam Plan function allows simple selection of preprogrammed scanning parameters for routine examinations, maximizing patient throughput.
The Vari-area function allows the user to pre-select a
region of interest for zooming using raw data, permitting
immediate post-scan analysis. Zooming using raw data
yields higher resolution than enlarging an image that has
already been reconstructed.
Multislice Helical Scan acquires raw data by rotating the
X-ray tube continuously while moving the patient continuously through the scanner. The volume data acquired
can be used to reconstruct slices at any desired axial
positions. This scan mode is best used for rapid patient
scanning during a single breath-hold and for high-definition three-dimensional and MPR imaging.
The Real-EC function, which can be set in an eXam Plan,
automatically adjusts the optimal tube current for every
region, thus minimizing patient exposure.

Real-time helical reconstruction mode makes it possible


to observe the images being scanned in real time at a
maximum at 12 frames per second. This mode shows
any shift in the slice position in real time and helps the
operator to check the scan field on the image, the contrast study timing, the presence of patient body motion,
etc. The patient can therefore be released immediately
after scanning.
The SUREStart function allows the operator to start helical
scanning at the timing of maximum enhancement in contrast studies. SUREStart monitors the scan from the start of
a contrast study at a certain slice position while measuring the changes in CT number on the image being displayed in real time. When the contrast reaches the
predefined threshold, helical scan automatically starts.
This technique ensures optimal contrast enhancement,
independent of individual differences in blood-flow
speed, and at the same time minimizes the dose of contrast medium.

Data processing
A variety of reconstruction algorithms are available and
can be selected according to the anatomical region to
be examined and the clinical objective of the study.
These include algorithms for the abdomen, head, bone,
lung, small structures, soft tissues, etc.

Image display and processing


Reconstructed images are automatically displayed
according to the window settings preset in the eXam
Plan.
The window save function allows the user to store an
image with window settings different from the ones set in
the eXam Plan.
Filter parameters can be customized through simple onscreen menu selections. These parameters include the
number of filtering passes, matrix size, and filter coefficients.
Images can be rotated and reversed either right/left,
top/bottom, or black/white.
The Multi-frame feature allows up to 16 images to be
retrieved and displayed simultaneously on the screen.
The three-dimensional image display function allows
color three-dimensional and real-time MPR images to be
generated from the volumetric scan data acquired by
helical scanning. This results in higher definition and
image quality than images reconstructed from conventional single-slice scanning. This is because helical
scanning provides superior data continuity along the
patient axis compared with conventional scanning.

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Image storage and archiving
The system is provided with a 54 Gbyte magnetic hard
disk as standard equipment, permitting the on-line storage of approximately 16,000 images and 4,000 rotations
of raw data.
A 4.8 Gbyte magneto-optical disk is provided as standard equipment. The image storage capacity of the
magneto-optical disk is approximately 16,000 images per
disk.

COMPLIANCE
Council Directive 93/42/EEC
Concerning Medical Devices (Medical Device Directive)
IEC:

IEC 60601-2-44: 2001


IEC 60601-2-44 Amd.1: 2002
IEC 60601-1: 1988
IEC 60601-1 Amd.1: 1991
IEC 60601-1 Amd.2: 1995
IEC 60601-1-1: 2000
IEC 60601-1-2: 2001
IEC 60601-1-3: 1994
IEC 60601-1-4: 1996
IEC 60601-1-4 Amd.1: 1999
IEC 60601-2-32: 1994

Image filming
Filming of images can be performed manually or automatically from the console.
Automatic filming sends an entire study to the laser camera. Filming is performed in background mode so that
other scanner and image processing functions can be
performed without interruption or delay.
When T-mode is used, related information items displayed together with an image (surrounding the image, in
a small font) are displayed in the footer area using a larger font, permitting not only easier reading but also simpler film management.
Note: To use T-mode, the laser imager must support
2048 pixels 2404 pixels for a 1 1 frame.

Patient throughput
Patient throughput and cost effectiveness were major
objectives in the design and production of the Asteion CT
scanner.
The system incorporates a 4-MHU X-ray tube with a fast
cooling rate of 864 kHU/min in actual use.
High-speed scans can be performed in as little as 0.48
second per scan. Routine scans can be performed as
quickly as 0.75 second per scan.
In multislice helical scanning, scanning can be performed at a maximum 12 slices per second.
Real-time reconstruction is possible in scanoscopy.
CT images can be reconstructed in 0.25 second for
0.75-second routine scans.
Ease of operation is ensured by incorporating use of a
hybrid keyboard, mouse-driven menus, and large color
LCD screens.
The couch-top can be lowered very near the floor by
using the foot switch, simplifying patient transfer.

DIMENSIONS AND MASS


Dimensions L W H
mm (in)

Mass
kg (lb)

890 x 1,970 x 1,760


(35.0 x 77.6 x 69.3)

1,300
(2,866)

Long patient
couch version

2,690 x 630 x 450


(105.9 x 24.8 x 17.7)

450
(992)

Short patient
couch version

2,390 x 630 x 450


(94.1 x 24.8 x 17.7)
820 x 450 x 700
(32.3 x 17.7 x 27.6)

420
(926)
120
(265)

820 x 450 x 700


(32.3 x 17.7 x 27.6)

140
(309)

Unit
Gantry

Patient
couch

CPU cabinet
Console
REC cabinet

Minimum area for installation

Power requirements

For the long patient couch version:


For the short patient couch version:

1,470

Three-phase
200 V*
50 Hz or 60 Hz
75 kVA
Less than 5%

** Represents the total voltage fluctuation due to load and power


variation.

5,530 (4,930*)

Less than 10%**

* Please consult Toshiba in the case of other voltages or excessive power fluctuation.

7,030 (6,430*)

Phase:
Voltage:
Frequency:
Line capacity:
Voltage fluctuation
due to load variation:
Power voltage
fluctuation:

22 m2
20 m2

(1,170*)

SITING REQUIREMENTS

Grounding
Grounding must be provided in accordance with local
regulations for medically used electrical equipment.
1,500

Power distribution board


In case of
3-phase, 200 V

In case of
3-phase, 400 V

3,020

Ground resistance:
As per applicable
legal requirements.

NFB

NFB

NFB

150 A

50 A

100 A

1 Gantry

Unit: mm

3 Console

2 Patient couch
*: For the short patient couch version

Room layout example


Gantry

Gantry control/
Console

System
transformer
(option)

Ground bar

Installation requirements
Scan room

Ambient conditions
Temperature(*1) Humidity
Scan room
Gantry

Heat generation

20C to 26C
40% to 80% Approx.
Tolerance: 2C No
9,720 kJ/h (*2)
condensation 32,070 kJ/h (*3)

Patient couch 20C to 26C


40% to 80% Approx.
Tolerance: 2C No
1,080 kJ/h (*2)
condensation 1,800 kJ/h (*3)
Operators room
Console
16C to 28C
40% to 80% Approx.
No
10,800 kJ/h (*2)
condensation
*1: When the system is not operating: 0C to 40C
*2: When scanning is not performed.
*3: When scanning is performed continuously at the maximum rated output of the system.

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Before installing the gantry, check the maximum permissible floor load.
The scanner emits radiation. X-ray shielding must be
provided around the scan room and the entrance in
accordance with all local requirements and regulations.
The ceiling should be at least 2,500 mm high to permit
the use of a contrast medium injector.
Wiring pits and ducts are required for routing cables that
connect the various units.

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Operators room

Checks before bringing-in the unit

An observation window is required for monitoring the


scan room. X-ray shielding of the window glass must be
provided in accordance with all local requirements and
regulations, and the bottom of the window frame should
be 90 cm from the floor.
Wiring pits and ducts are required for routing cables that
connect the various units.
The operators room should have entrances for access to
the corridor and the scan room.

Check in advance the width of the corridor, the dimensions of the entrance, and the dimensions and maximum
allowable load of the stairs and elevators to ensure that it
is possible to bring-in the unit safely and without difficulty.
Minimum external dimensions of the entrance used for
bringing-in the unit are as follows:
Width:
980 mm (38.6 in)
Height: 1,860 mm (73.2 in)
The corners of corridors should be as illustrated below.
Elevator minimum load: 1,600 kg (3,527 lb)

Cable connections between units


Without system transformer
Console
Navibox
(REC)

W >1,400 mm (55.2 in)


W

6
Speaker
(scan room)

17

Gantry

Console
Navibox
(CPU)

17

Patient
couch

12

18

11
Speaker
control
room side

Breaker
box

Unit: m

With system transformer


Console
Navibox
(REC)
6
Speaker
(scan room)

17

Gantry
Patient
couch

Console
Navibox
(CPU)

17
12
12

System
transformer
5
Breaker
box

11

18
18

Speaker
control
room side

Unit: m

11

OUTLINE DRAWINGS

Gantry and Patient Couch

12

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OUTLINE DRAWINGS

890 (35.0)
530
(21)
30
(TILT ANGLE)

30

910
(35.8)

1,760
(69.3)

1,970
(77.6)

1,900
(74.8)

360
(14)

320
(12.6)

530
(21.0)

Gantry

Unit: mm (in)

13

470
(18.5)
430*
(17)

1,862
(73.3)

990 (39.0)

2,190
(86.2)

630
(24.8)

450 540 (21.3)


(17.7) STROKE

OUTLINE DRAWINGS

2,187
(86.1)

2,690
(105.9)

* When the arm up holder is mounted.

Patient Couch (for the long patient couch version)

Unit: mm (in)

14

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470
(18.5)
430*
(17)

1,562
(61.5)

990 (39.0)

1,890
(74.4)

630
(24.8)

450 540 (21.3)


(17.7) STROKE

OUTLINE DRAWINGS

1,887
(74.3)

2,390
(94.1)

* When the arm up holder is mounted.

Patient Couch (for the short patient couch version)

Unit: mm (in)

15

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2,050
(80.7)

100 (3.9)

700
(27.6)

700
(27.6)

800
(31.5)

1,255
(49.4)

455
(17.9)

1,600
(63.0)

815
(32.1)

750
(29.5)

815
(32.1)

OUTLINE DRAWINGS

450
(17.7)

450
(17.7)

Console

Note: The console desk is not included in the standard configuration.


Some of the units shown in the photograph on the front page differ from those shown in the drawing above.
Unit: mm (in)

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